Mountain biking in the brecon beacons


Things to do

We are spoilt for choice for things to do in the local area of Herefordshire and we are happy to arrange some activities for your stay. Here are a few suggestions:

Spend an afternoon book shopping in Hay on Wye, lose yourself in the dusty shelves of the world famous town for books.   For the bargain hunters among you there is excellent antique-ing in the nearby town of Leominster.  The historic market town of Ludlow is well worth a visit, home to its very own 11th century castle and famous for its food.   Test your haggling skills at the local car boot on a Sunday morning. 

Horse riding in the Brecon Beacons is an amazing way to see some of most breathtaking landscapes in the country.   Go trekking with Llamas in the Golden Valley. Hiking up Hay Bluff is guaranteed to heal the soul. Bring your walking boots and we’ll lend you a map! 

Mountain biking through the black hills will make an afternoon tea taste better than you can imagine.  Sailing on Llangorse Lake is a great day out with the kids. Canoeing up the Wye River is a fantastic way to spend a summer’s afternoon.

During the summer, there are numerous village shows and fetes that include activities such as bronco riding the wildest local pony or rafting down the river in a hollowed out giant pumpkin.

If you enjoy walking, take a look at our guide to 'Local Walks in Herefordshire and The Wye Valley'. There are some amazing walks that suit all abilities in and around the area.


Exciting in every sense: Visit Herefordshire

Some of our Favourite Annual Local Events:


2nd November – 3rd November 2013 - Hereford Food Festival

26th April to 18th May 2014 - Wye Valley River Festival

22nd May to 1st June 2014 Hay Literary Festival

13th to 15th June 2014 – Three Counties Show, Malvern

21st to 24th July 2014 – The Royal Welsh Show

Date to be confirmed - Brecon Jazz Festival

Date to be confirmed - Llanthony Valley and District Show

September 2014 - H ART: Herefordshire Art week

September 2014 - Abergavenny Food Festival

12th -14th September 2014 - Ludlow Food Festival


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